Kat Herrera, President
Kat Herrera currently works at the Child Development and Rehab Center for OHSU in Eugene, coordinating the health services for children with disabilities. He grew up in Texas, earning his Bachelor’s of Arts in Public Relations and Advertising from the University of Houston. Coming from an environmental justice background, Kat has worked closely with disproportionately affected neighborhoods subjected to unchecked pollution. Kat hopes to bridge generational gaps within the environmental movement. He is also a painter and plays ultimate frisbee.
Carla Hervert, RN, MS, Secretary
Carla is a registered nurse and exercise physiologist, and has worked in the healthcare field for over 30 years. She currently works at RiverBend Hospital as a cardiac and pulmonary educator. Carla has worked on several campaigns for human and environmental health, including cessation of field burning, and is currently helping with the West Eugene Industrial Corridor Environmental Health Project, presenting asthma clinics to the residents of West Eugene.
Carla and her husband enjoy various outdoor activities, and have hiked thousands of miles in the Pacific Northwest since relocating 14 years ago. While on these explorations, their love of nature photography has grown. They continually strive to capture the magnificence of Oregon’s diverse landscape, hoping to inspire others to care for our wild places.
Wayne Lottinville, Treasurer
Wayne is Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Cascadia Investment Consultants, an investment management firm he launched in 2003. He has been and continues to serve as treasurer for various political-action and education groups based in Oregon. These are working for a government accountable to the health and well-being of ordinary citizens above the moneyed influences of corporate interests. He has past experience in newspaper publishing, professional photography and editorial work, and spends time year in Mexico each year honing his Spanish language skills.
David Bahr, Attorney
David Bahr has been a public interest attorney for over twenty-five years. He litigates public record and environmental cases throughout the United States. His clients range from national environmental groups to journalists covering the Columbia River salmon wars to a small non-profit Ohio water district locked in litigation with the DuPont chemical corporation. Dave is a volunteer official with the Oregon Ducks’ track and field and cross-country programs. He enjoys backpacking and cross-country skiing with his family, playing guitar and playing chess with his daughter.
Sierra first reached out to Beyond Toxics through her work with the University of Oregon GTFF Environmental Justice Caucus. In 2017, Sierra received a PhD in Environmental Sciences, Studies, and Policy from UO. She came to Eugene with a BS in Marine Biology/Zoology from Humboldt State University and MS in Wildlife Fisheries Sciences from Texas A&M University. She has a long-standing interest in environmental issues and the structural causes of environmental problems, and how and why they disproportionately affect communities. For her dissertation, she investigated how Western ideas of conservation and the human/nature dichotomous relationship are exported to the underdeveloped world. While at UO, she also worked on a project looking at indigenous resistance to neocolonial environmental movements.
Francis worked as Conservation Director for Umpqua Watersheds and Cascadia Wildlands from 1995 through last year. She monitored public land projects for compliance with environmental regulations, with a focus on protecting old growth forests. Francis lives in an intentional community outside of Roseburg and cares for 57 acres of wildlife habitat. She worked to stop the Jordan Cove LNG Export Project in southern Oregon and is active in the effort to reform the Oregon Forest Practices Act.
Michele Eggers is an assistant professor in the Master of Social Work program at Pacific University in downtown Eugene. She is interested in addressing the interrelated issues of environmental and economic exploitation, poverty, repression, and violence, which often force people to flee their home countries and migrate to the United States. She has visually documented environmental rights abuses in Central America as well as coordinated speaking engagements and outreach for human rights delegations to help raise awareness about these issues.
Cameron Hubbe, MSW
Cameron Hubbe is a social worker for PeaceHealth Medical Center; she coordinates planning and support for patients and families with health care, drug/alcohol treatment, end of life, and financial concerns. She also teaches peer-to-peer counseling.
Gwyneth’s work experience spans the business side of book publishing, graphic design/corporate identity in New York City to software development and website applications in San Francisco and now here in Eugene. Her professional career has spanned many key roles and helped her build a broad range of skills, including Director of Marketing, Director of Public Relations, Director of Business Development and Senior Sales Consultant. Gwyneth attended Hamilton College and Pratt Institute, lives in Eugene with her two children and enjoys running, gardening and painting.
Nick is working toward an English Ph.D at the University of Oregon after earning two Bachelor’s degrees from the University of South Florida. His research focuses on multiethnic literature and environmental justice ecocriticism, specifically how people of color are disproportionately impacted by environmental issues. Nick is a co-director of the Coalition Against Environmental Racism at UO, and he represents CAER on the board of Beyond Toxics. He remains active with environmental justice projects happening in his home of Tampa and hopes to influence policy and development there as well. In his free time, Nick loves to exercise, hike, travel, read (for fun), stay informed, and spend time with his partner.
David Monk, Past President
David served as Executive Director of Beyond Toxics from 2001-2004 and as Board President from 2005-07. He was appointed by the Eugene City Council to the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency board in 2007 and served two 3-year terms. He has recently been involved in campaigns to hold public officials accountable and returns to Beyond Toxics with the hope of assisting our current campaigns. When not involved in political work, David learns life lessons from his teenagers at home and plays recreational volleyball.
Beyond Toxics Advisory Board
Bob Amundson, Ph.D., Air Toxics Specialist (Portland)
Jessica Applegate, Eastside Portland Air Coalition (Portland)
Richard Barnhart, M.D. (Coburg)
Christine Cameron, Cameron and Company Marketing (Eugene)
Josefina Cano, Madres para la Salud/Mothers for Health (West Eugene)
Nancy Crumpacker, M.D. (Portland)
Lynne Fessenden, Ph.D. Willamette Farm and Food Coalition (Junction City)
David Funk, co-owner of Bell+Funk (Eugene)
Jim Goes, Ph.D., Public Health (Cottage Grove)
Lauren Herbert, MD (Eugene)
Joel Iboa, Coalition Coordinator, Causa (Eugene)
Anita Johnson, Media (Eugene)
Tom Kerns, PhD (Yachats)
Ed Meza, owner of Swedish Engineering Auto Repair (Eugene)
Kari Norgaard, Ph.D. UO Department of Sociology (Eugene)
Mary O’Brien, Ph.D., Co-Founder and Botanist (Utah)
Randy Phelps, M.D./Ph.D., OHSU/UO Early Child Development (Eugene & Portland)
Doug Quirk, Environmental Attorney (Eugene)
Mark Reed, Ph.D., Geologist, UO Department of Geology (Eugene)
Eric Richardson, NAACP (Eugene)
Debra Schlenoff, Conservation Chair at Lane Audubon Society (Eugene)
Jan Wilson, Executive Director, EarthShare Oregon (Portland)
Won’t you join us in imagining, and working for, a world beyond toxics?
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